Antoine Coypel, the French painter who was an important influence to the Baroque style in French art, was born in Paris
An artistic prodigy, his life as a painter began at 11 when he went to Rome with his father. He is famous for painting the ceiling in the chapel of Versailles in 1708, using Roman Baroque models. -1661
The Dutch painter Salomon van Ruysdael died in Haarlem
One of the first teachers of Dutch landscape painting, he depicted dunes in a yellowish-chestnut brown and grayish-green. He later followed with themes involving rivers, more fluid than before, like "staffage". -1670
The greatest Dutch landscape painter of the 17th century Jacob van Ruisdael died in Amsterdam
He was born in 1628-9 in Haarlem. The range and power of his paintings distinguishes him from other artists of his time. "Dunes", 1646, Hermitage Museum, testifies to his mature style, even though it is an early work. Gainsborough and Constable were among those influenced by his majestic intensity. -1682
The Norwegian landscape artist Munthe Ludwig was born in Aaroey
He traveled in the Netherlands, attracted by the landscape and impressed by earlier Dutch art in the galleries. After 1870 he developed a style of his own, a form of Realism similar in some respects to that of Charles-Francois Daubigny. He favored gray and ochre pigments. -1841
The Graphic designer and painter of German descent Max Kaus was born in Berlin
He was a student of E. Heckel and after 1926 taught art in a local academy. His landscape and figurative interior paintings were inspired by real situations and were faintly Expressionistic. After 1950 he experimented with abstraction. -1891
The award-winning French architect Michel Marie Leon Ecochard was born in Paris
Since 1962, Ecochard has been a member of the High Council for Civic Buildings, and the Chief Architect of Civic Buildings and National Palaces in France. -1905
The American architect John Ormsbee Simonds was born in Jamestown, North Dakota
He studied at Harvard and Cambridge and later served as a site planner for war housing and military construction during World War II. -1913
The Knoedler Galleries began its annual exhibition of "The Ten"
It was dominated by William M. Chase with a large and remarkably true and vivid "Self Portrait", on loan from the Richmond, Indiana, Museum and a fine still-life titled "Fish". -1916
The National Futurist Exhibition of Milan took place
This important event took place through the efforts of Italian futurists who gave new impulses and dynamics to their movement. Futurism was an avant-garde movement began by the liberal poet Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, whose most important activities took place in Italy between 1909 and 1914. -1919
A video installation by Gary Hill titled "Between Film and a Hard Place"
It was presented at the Busch-Reisinger Museum at Harvard University. -1995
Beyond the Tanabata Bridge: A journey through the Japanese Textile World began at the Dallas Museum of Art
The 75 pieces from the 19th and 20th century illustrated the great richness and coloring of traditional textiles in Japan. Daily garments depicting legendary and mythological scenes were included in this extraordinary event. -1996
The exhibition "Tête-à-Tête" was on view at the National Portrait Gallery
Celebrating his 90th birthday with major exhibition spaces across London, Henri Cartier-Bresson's work survives the test of time with a masterful display of Gallic cold blood. This exhibition focuses on 120 of his most outstanding portraits. -1998
A major retrospective celebrating Jackson Pollock's genius opened at the Tate Gallery, London
Pollock, who worked by pouring paint on to gigantic canvases in dramatic swirls and streaks, invented Action Painting and, as a result, revolutionized 20th-century American art. This was Britain's first major retrospective of his work, featuring around 80 of his drawings and paintings. Born in 1912, Pollock moved to New York in 1930. At first he drew heavily from the frenzied brushwork of German Expressionists Max Beckmann and Emil Nolde. He was also drawn to the murals of Mexican communists Diego Rivera and David Adolfo Siquieros, who in 1938 encouraged him to lay down his brushes in favor of spraying and pouring paint. In the Forties, Pollock idolized Picasso and Miro. -1999
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art presented the exhibit titled "Virtual Telemetrix: Selections of the Work of John Bielenberg Design"
With the invention of a fictitious company, Virtual Telemetrix, Inc. (VT), in 1991, John Bielenberg began a series of witty design projects to create a satirical corporate entity. An annual report, a product catalogue, a Web site, and, most recently, a case study for a Las Vegas casino, addressed issues related to the practice of graphic design and the role of the designer as image-maker in contemporary culture. -2000
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